Kenya Boxing Team results at the 1964 Olympics

The 1964 Olympics were held in Tokyo Japan. Kenya sent a team of 5 boxers including the three Johns. It was Kenya’s first time ever sending boxers to the Olympics. Despite the country being only one year old, the boxers registered a decent performance, winning three bouts.

Philip Waruinge: Feathwerweight Round 2: Beat Alfonso Frazer of Panama by KO Round 3: Lost to Heinz Schulz of East Germany 5-0 John Olulu: Light welterweight Round 1: Beat Eduardo Zazueta of Mexico 5-0 Round 2: Lost to Vladimir Kucera of Czechoslovakia 5-0 John Oundu: Lightweight Round 2: Beat Bruno Arcari of Italy by KO Round 3: Lost to Józef Grudzień of Poland 4-1 John Kamau: Flyweight Round 2: Lost to Tibor Papp of Hungary 3-2 Gichure Gakungu: Welterweight Round 2: Lost to Sikuru Alimi of Nigeria 3-2

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